AFA-CWAAssociation of Flight Attendants-Commuication Workers of America (trade union)
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Turning flight attendants into walking billboards is unacceptable," said Deborah Crowley, AFA-CWA Spirit President.
AFA-CWA General Counsel David Borer said the union will appeal the ruling, which is "obviously an incorrect reading of the law.
Frontier's flight attendants are pleased to have reached this agreement with the Company's leadership on the framework of a collective bargaining agreement for our members," said AFA-CWA Master Executive Council President Erika Schweitzer.
Earlier this month AFA-CWA leaders unanimously endorsed the proposal for 'Say on Pay' and committed the Union to a campaign to achieve majority shareholder approval on the proxy proposal between now and the annual UAL shareholders meeting in Woodland Hills, CA on June 12, 2008.
The 14 AFA-CWA Local Council Presidents who form the Union's United Master Executive Council (MEC) re-elected Greg Davidowitch as President; Linda Farrow as Vice President; and, Jeff Heisey as Secretary-Treasurer.
We thank the Piedmont AFA-CWA leadership for their dedication in supporting our professional flight attendants and we also thank the National Mediation Board and the mediator overseeing our negotiations, John Livingood, for their assistance in reaching the agreement.
For the first time, the more than 20,000 flight attendants at the merged carrier will have the opportunity to vote for AFA-CWA representation under new, more democratic rules, the union said.
Friend was appointed as international president of AFA-CWA in 1995 and will retire from the position on 31 December 2010.
AFA-CWA also announced the appointment of Sara Nelson as international vice president and the re-election of Kevin Creighan for a second term as international secretary-treasurer.
The measures included in the bill that the AFA-CWA supports feature: a follow-up on the results of the FAA flight attendant fatigue study; OSHA workplace safety and health protections; provisions for cabin air quality that would identify equipment and technology available to detect and filter highly toxic contaminants in the air supply; English language standards for flight attendants; and a programme called "Return to the Cabin" that would allow flight attendants opportunities for rehabilitation after testing positive for alcohol or drug abuse.
In the election vote, which was conducted by the US National Mediation Board (NMB), 194 Compass Airlines flight attendants voted for AFA-CWA representation.
AFA-CWA stated that United's flight attendants have not been in negotiations for contractual improvements since 1996.